Recently, I was on a webinar hosted by the American Institute of Architects. The discussion topic was about how to improve relationships between Architects and Contractors. I expected a lively discussion about scope of work and maybe some dialogue about design-build versus design-bid-build. The panelists included an Architect, a Developer, and a General…
Best Practice – Design Drawings – Why You Should Never Accept Drawings unless they are labelled, “Issued for Construction”.
Why an Architect might consider releasing drawings that are not complete to be a “good practice”?
Review – AIA Conference 2019 – Highlights From A’19 in Las Vegas.
Every year the American Institute of Architects hosts a 3 day conference, This year the AIA conference was held in Las Vegas.
Best Practices – Substantial Completion – What Does it Mean and Why You Should Care.
Substantial completion is the single most important date of any project.
Best Practices – Standard Form Agreements – The World’s Equivalent to the AIA
There are a number of organizations around the world that also offer standard construction forms.
Best Practices – Standard Form Agreements – Why AIA Contracts May Not Be Right For You?
The AIA is the predominant source for standard forms, but it isn’t the only source.
Industry Watch – AIA Contracts – Why You May Not Be Able to Close Your Contracts This November.
This latest 2017 edition of the AIA Contract Documents is the sixteenth edition of these documents.